Winter Tots Camp 2019
May 10, 2019

School Programmes Coordinator

The Zip Zap Circus School is an innovative School of Circus Arts, inspiring and empowering young people. At Zip Zap we strive to provide children (including youth-at-risk) with the resources to develop skills through the medium of Circus Arts, which will develop them as young leaders.

In the role of School Programmes Coordinator the successful applicant will have the following responsibilities:

  • Implement the school vision and focus of Zip Zap
  • Ongoing programmatic, logistical, and financial management of Zip Zap’s youth programmes;
  • Management, training, monitoring, evaluation and support of teaching staff to ensure that youth programmes are in alignment with established work plans and meet contractual deliverables;
  • Manage the purchase, maintenance and inventory of all programme equipment;
  • Coordinate and manage Zip Zap’s youth interventions and programmes in collaboration with Zip Zap’s Operations Manager and Zip Zap’s Events Manager;
  • Support the Operations Manager in the development and implementation of new arts interventions, curriculum, and programming;
  • Develop and maintain programme policies, procedures, and materials including workshop curricula and debriefs, meetings minutes, and other protocols related to programme implementation;
  • Implement, evaluate curriculum and programmes for the year
  • Work within the budget
  • Zip Zap spokesperson for social & education purpose, public & social appearances
  • Foster development of good relations with other cultural organizations by participating in meetings and joint activities where appropriate
  • Reports to the EXCO every month on activities
  • Build strong relationship between Zip Zap and the stakeholders


  • Honours or Master’s degree preferably in a development-related and/or arts administration field;
  • Minimum of five years of experience in the NGO-sector, preferably the arts focused on children and families;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the performing art will be an advantage
  • Knowledge and/or experience in dealing with vulnerable children, youth, and young adults will be an advantage;
  • Experience with project financial management will be an advantage;
  • Experience in human resource;
  • Ability to think outside the box with excellent decision-making, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong organisational and project coordination skills, including ability to work independently as well as part of a team, manage multiple projects at once, and complete assigned tasks on a timely basis;
  • Fluent in spreadsheet, email and power point
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including experience writing project reports and stakeholders communication;
  • Honesty, integrity, professionalism and willingness to work overtime as needed;
  • Fluency in English and preferably knowledge of one other South African language;
  • Valid driver’s license, PdP will be an advantage
  • Commitment to Zip Zap’s ethical principles and mission to support vulnerable children and families through the arts.


Job location: Based at the Zip Zap Academy in Salt River with travel within Cape Town area

Remuneration: Based on experience, yearly performance based review

Submit the following documentation before 15 June 2019 to: Melanie Boltman, info@zip-zap.co.za with the following subject line: “Programme coordinator application YOUR NAME”

  • Your CV not longer than 2 pages,
  • a Personal Statement outlining how you meet the essential and desired qualifications,
  • a writing sample,
  • contact information for 3 references.

Should you not follow these exact instructions, your application will not be reviewed. Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.